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Celebrating the Top Resources to Inspire Youth to Give Back

Editor’s Note: A special thank you to author @jillgordon  for sharing the last of four webinars from the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana’s 2017 webinar series designed to promote next-gen leadership and giving opportunities. Today’s post focuses on how to incorporate service learning and volunteerism into your program.  Jill provides several free resources and links to activities that any program can implement!


In 2017, Youth Philanthropy Connect (YPC) and the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) partnered to host a 4-part webinar series designed to support next-gen leadership and giving opportunities. This webinar series featured national experts and youth philanthropists highlighting topics of meeting facilitation, diversifying youth programming, successful media strategies for sharing your story, and top resources on youth philanthropy.

Explore this YPII webinar to learn more about top resources from the youth philanthropy field.  You’ll celebrate top easy to use resources and integrate them to inspire your young people.  Hear from program leaders at Learning to Give, which has over 1700+  FREE lesson plans you can easily plug into your programs!  Dig into service with Youth Service America (YSA) by checking out their grant opportunities, volunteer campaigns, toolkits, and facilitator guides. Find out about online resources from experts at, a hub to inspire, connect, and inform youth grantmaking, and learn about family giving at the National Center for Family Philanthropy. This webinar will give you many resources to facilitate great discussions to help youth find their passions and will help adult facilitators inspire students to give back to their programs and communities!

The 2017 YPC/YPII Youth Philanthropy Webinar Series incorporates the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana’s 4-Pillar Youth Philanthropy Model of serving, giving, leading, and engaging to explain the progression youth take from caring within their families to engaging others in their communities. Participants of youth-serving organizations will receive real-world examples and resources they can integrate into their out-of-school learning time.



For breakfast, I had three cups of coffee, Bran Flakes with strawberries, blueberries, and almond milk, and Siggi’s strawberry and lingonberry yogurt.

Author: @jillgordon

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